Archive for April, 2018


These iOttie car mounts have wireless charging pads built in for just $34

Safely charge in the car.

Odds are you’ve heard of iOttie’s awesome car mounts in the past, but did you know the company also sells some with wireless charging capabilities built in? They may sound expensive, but right now at Amazon they are on sale for 32% off, which drops the price down to just $ 33.95. There are two different options available, one which goes into a CD slot and one which clips into your vehicle’s  [Read More…]

Are Amazon Echo Buttons worth it?

A pair of Amazon Echo Buttons. ($ 20 at Amazon)

If you’ll use ’em, sure.

I have a confession to make. I ordered the Amazon Echo Buttons when they were first announced. And I didn’t take them out of the box for months. Months.

That’s not usually the sort of thing you’d expect to read in a post asking if these things are worth it. I know. So let’s flip things on their head yet again:

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Best credit monitoring apps for Android

Your credit score can help you buy a house, get a loan, or even just finance a new phone. Here are a few ways to keep track of it.

There are few things more important to maintain than your credit score. Whether you’re applying a new credit card, a house, or a phone line, your credit score will be an instrumental factor in your approval odds. If your credit score is too low, you may have to  [Read More…]

What do you think about the T-Mobile + Sprint merger?

T-Mobile says this will be good for consumers, but is that true?

On Sunday, April 29, 2018, T-Mobile and Sprint announced that they had finally come to agreeable terms and will be joining forces as a single company. Rumors regarding a merger between these two carriers have been floating around for years, but no one thought it would ever happen.

Now that we’re officially living in a T-Mobile + Sprint world, the wireless industry in the United  [Read More…]

How and when to use Dolby Atmos sound on the Galaxy S9

Can you hear the difference?

The Galaxy S9 introduced a dual speaker system, providing stereo separation when watching video and also simply higher volumes. And it came without an increase in bezel size, which is a total win-win. But Samsung added another wrinkle to the whole audio experience: Dolby Atmos sound, which is processing that’s supposed to provide an enhanced audio experience on all sorts of content.

If you’ve been staring at that Dolby toggle in your  [Read More…]

Google Home and Google Assistant finally offer the same experience

After years of feedback, Google has fulfilled its promise of a consistent Assistant across phones and Google Home.

Once upon a time in 2016, Google announced their next foray into a connected home and an AI assistant with the Google Home featuring Google Assistant. Google Home was shiny and offered hands-free commands that would work across a crowded room and give us control of our media and services, but they made an even more tantalizing proposition. Google  [Read More…]

Traveling to India? Here’s how you can pick up a local SIM card

A local SIM card is essential to staying connected in India.

India’s handset market is seeing a meteoric rise thanks to a wave of affordable devices and wide availability of 4G data, and with the country becoming a mobile-first market, having a local SIM card is mandatory for accessing the plethora of digital services available.

A local number comes in handy not just for staying connected, but also for undertaking basic tasks like payments and money  [Read More…]

The T-Mobile / Sprint merger could be great for consumers, but it probably won’t be

Enjoy it while it lasts.

Corporate mergers promise many upsides to shareholders and customers — that’s why consolidation happens. Those efficiencies include streamlined operations, the need for fewer employees, infrastructure improvements, better customer service, job creation, and, in some cases, lower costs for consumers.

In reality, though, it’s nearly impossible to check all of those boxes at once: lower prices may stem from internal efficiencies, but they often come with job losses or a reining in of  [Read More…]

Watch: T-Mobile and Sprint make the case for a combined company

The CEOs of T-Mobile and Sprint sit down to explain why a combined company is a win for consumers. Click here to watch the video and tell us what you think.

The post Watch: T-Mobile and Sprint make the case for a combined company appeared first on AndroidGuys.

The AmazonBasics Bluetooth sound bar is down to $45 right now

Step up your audio game.

The AmazonBasics 2.0 Channel Bluetooth Sound Bar is down to $ 44.78 right now. That’s more than $ 25 off the average price and $ 5 better than the last time it went on sale.

This 31-inch sound bar features dual full-range stereo speakers (up to 90dB) and comes with its own remote control, as it’s not compatible with universal or TV remotes. Best suited for televisions less than 42 inches, this  [Read More…]